Description : This review book is designed to help the student learn the material contained in the seventh edition of Fundamentals of criminal investigation. Its purpose is to enable the student to test his/her knowledge of important points, concepts, terms, and rulesand commit these to memory. It contains more than 1625 multiple-choice questions and answers, and each question is constructed so that the correct answer, when added to it, will form a statement that can be read and reread. The questions test the studenton every aspect of criminal investigation: the preservation and recording of the crime scene, the collection and analysis of evidence, the interviewing and interrogation of witnesses, the identification of suspects, rules of evidence, and the presentation of testimony in court. Special emphasis is placed on the investigation of major crimes. There are 38 chapters in the Review Guide corresponding to the 38 chapters in the textbook. An answer key is included at the end of each chapter. This guide is an excellent companion volume to the bestselling textbook and will be useful to students who are reviewing the important elements of this discipline in other criminal justice texts.
Description : This review book is designed to help the student learn the material contained in the Seventh Edition of FUNDAMENTALS OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION. Its purpose is to enable the student to test his/her knowledge of important points, concepts, terms, and rules and commit these to memory. It contains more than 1625 multiple-choice questions and answers, and each question is constructed so that the correct answer, when added to it, will form a statement that can be read and reread. The questions test the student on every aspect of criminal investigation: the preservation and recording of the crime scene, the collection and analysis of evidence, the interviewing and interrogation of witnesses, the identification of suspects, rules of evidence, and the presentation of testimony in court. Special emphasis is placed on the investigation of major crimes. There are 38 chapters in the OC Review GuideOCO corresponding to the 38 chapters in the textbook. An answer key is included at the end of each chapter. This guide is an excellent companion volume to the bestselling textbook and will be useful to students who are reviewing the important elements of this discipline in other criminal justice texts."
Description : The seventh edition of Criminal Investigation presents the fundamentals of criminal investigation and provides a sound method for reconstructing a past event (i.e., a crime) based on three major sources of information — people, records, and physical evidence. In addition to covering fundamental practices such as surveillance, interrogation, and eyewitness identification, this volume is updated with the latest techniques available. Students and beginning professionals in criminal justice will find new ways of obtaining information from people, including mining social media outlets; navigating the labyrinth of records and files available online; and fresh ways of gathering, identifying, and analyzing physical evidence. Special topics in terrorism, organized crime, and white-collar crime round out this complete guide to the discipline of criminal investigation practice. Expanded material on fraud, international crime, and the influence of technology on criminal investigation New full-color presentation, including dozens of photographs, graphics, tables, charts, and diagrams Key terms and discussion questions stress important concepts in each chapter
Description : A practical guide for both students and practitioners in the field. Written by a nationally recognized expert in criminal investigation and police procedure, Criminal Investigation: The Art and the Science, Seventh Edition, clearly and thoughtfully explains the fundamentals of criminal investigation and forensic science as practiced by police investigators across the nation. The text explores new and emerging techniques in forensic science and how they interface with evidence collection in the field and evidence analysis in the laboratory. Lyman focuses on the steps and considerations involved in actual criminal investigations and examines the many external variables than can influence an investigator's success in the field.
Description : The intention of this book is to provide training officials - working in law enforcement, courts, adult corrections, juvenile justice, child and family welfare, fire safety, emergency medical care, and related agencies - with valid mechanisms for assessing the degree to which trainees actually acquire the knowledge and skills required to effectively perform duties that can be complex and challenging, in order to determine which trainees will and will not be formally credentialed to perform work. This book addresses the current void in the literature on the topic and to encourage increased attention to the question of whether tools being used to assess knowledge and skills acquired from training conform to scientifically established standards of validity. The meticulous efforts of the authors have produced a solid basis for application through comprehensible and concrete theoretical principles. The aim of the book is to show how to perform validation of training assessment instruments by actually doing so and by addressing the central issues that warrant consideration in the process. The book begins with background information that is important to the authors' research on the validity of tests used in policed training. After providing the background in the first three chapters, the following four chapters describe and present the findings of their validation study of police academy testing. The last chapter draws conclusions about the validity and reliability of the instruments that were studied and by examining the implications of their research for future efforts to validate tests in justice and safety training contexts. The book also contains appendices that present data to support the conclusions and also include methods and instruments developed during the authors' research.
Description : The field of police vehicular pursuits is replete with complex, often conflicting, legal issues. The consequences of negligence can have far- reaching implications for law enforcement agencies as well as individuals. While this book is not an indepth legal analysis of pursuit ramifications, it provides discriminating readers with the most up-to-date guide to understanding the many legal intricacies involved with police pursuits. The text provides comprehensive examination of legal aspects underlying police department pursuits and policy considerations; exploration of liability and negligence.
Description : Contemporary Issues in Family Law and Mental Health is an original and practical discussion of cutting-edge issues in family relations and the law. Through the prism of family law, and custody disputes in particular, it discusses the basic principles that underlie the proper use of mental health evidence in court and it sets out the proper use of mental health evidence in litigation. The first and most important principal is that forensic mental health practice and procedures must track the legal process, not the other way around. The goal of mental health treatment is fundamentally different.
Description : This book presents a treatise on the topic of business and industrial security and loss control as it applies to the protection of assets and personnel. The material in this thoroughly revised and updated second edition will enable law enforcement officers, security/loss control personnel and business managers to view security/loss control needs from a broad perspective and thus devise security measures that will reflect a well-thought-out systems approach. The book contains a wide range of information, and is presented in terms that will be meaningful to readers that do not have formal training or experience in the field of security and loss control. The information is of a practical nature which, if applied in a variation that is consistent with specific needs, will tailor a program that will result in a well-understood balanced systems approach. Through further understanding, the effectiveness of police and security personnel is enhanced as they perform crime prevention duties and assist local businesses in upgrading security measures. Replete with numerous illustrations and tables, the author provides a security/loss control survey for businesses, plus an overview of security for both businesses and industries. Specialized chapters on executive protection, fire dynamics and hazardous materials, security cameras, loss control surveys, loss control manager participation, and managerial leadership are included. This book will help the officer fine-tune investigative techniques when a crime, such as a burglary, has been committed at a business.